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The following is a guide to Tufts University Summer Session undergraduate and graduate course numbers:

  • 0001 - 0099: strictly undergraduate
  • 0100 - 0199: undergraduate or graduate
  • 0200 & Up: strictly graduate


  • Some course descriptions contain Tufts University information pertaining to fall and spring offerings of the same course. Where possible, summer specific information has been provided.
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Title:   Creations in Metal: Build your own Cabinet of Curiosity      

Course Number:      MTL 000301
Campus: Boston-Fenway   
Room: TBA

Course Description:

Cabinets of curiosity first appeared in the homes of wealthy and often royal individuals in Renaissance Europe and were collections of unusual or intriguing objects. Also known as wunderkammer, German for wonder chamber, these curiosities were carefully organized arrangements of objects chosen to be grouped together in a special cabinet or space. Often these compositions were a combination of natural materials, rare specimens, scientific objects, or something considered strange or grotesque. This course will begin with design research, lectures, and metalsmithing fabrication techniques that will allow students of all levels to make their own curious objects. A visit to the Arnold Arboretum, designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted and located in nearby Jamaica Plain and Roslindale, will serve as our starting point for ideas and investigation. Students will be asked to create their own handmade group of objects of desire and intrigue working within their own individually curated theme. Consideration of materials, design composition, and how to display your collection for presentation will be encouraged. What would you make to put in your own cabinet of curiosity?
-Class includes a scheduled one-hour break
-This course has a materials fee of $50
-Please see http://www.smfa.edu/continuing-education for a supply list for this course

Registration Information

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Instructor: Jennaca Davies           Instructor Website

Offered in: Other session
Class Dates: Thursday, Jul 6, 2017 to Tuesday, Aug 1, 2017
Day(s): TTh           Times: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM                     
Status: Open


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